Update (August 2019): Both positions have been filled. (Regardless, exceptional self-funded candidates will still be considered.)
We are looking for up to two postdoctoral scholars to work
on reconstructing the connectome of leech
ganglia from which we have recorded the activity of all the neurons
during a variety of behaviors. This work has the potential of
establishing a unique data set documenting how neuronal connectivity
patterns underlie multiple specific motor programs and the behavioral
selection between them. Please contact Daniel
Wagenaar for more information. A position is also available for a
highly qualified and motivated graduate student. For more details,
The detailed protocol for the experiments in Yusuke Tomina’s recent eLife paper appeared today in Bio Protocol. (The full text and videos can be downloaded without creating an account from my Publications page.)
Drew Lehmkuhl and Arun Muthusamy’s joint first-author paper on neuronal responses to sensory stimuli from water waves appeared in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Congratulations, Drew and Arun!
The Wagenaar Lab is happy to welcome our newest member, postdoctoral scholar Mária Ashaber.
The Wagenaar Lab is happy to welcome our newest member, postdoctoral scholar Angela Bruno.
We are busy unpacking boxes at our new home at Caltech. For updated contact information, see below.
Opportunities for two postdocs are available in the lab. If you are
interested, or know someone who might be a good match, please contact
Dr Wagenaar at any time. [As of October 2016, both positions are filled.]
In the summer of 2016, the lab will be moving back to Caltech, where Dr Wagenaar will lead the newly formed Neurotechnology Center. While I am very excited about this move and the new opportunities it will bring, I am also sad to leave many wonderful colleagues behind in Cincinnati. Here’s to continued collaboration!
Dr Wagenaar’s Commentary, “A classic model animal in the 21st century: recent lessons from the leech nervous system” has just appeared in JEB.
Congratulations to John Nagarah and co-authors Annette Stowasser, Rell Parker, and Hiro Asari, whose latest paper just got published. Click here to read all about multi–suction electrode arrays and their application in vertebrate and invertebrate neural preparations alike!
I am extremely happy and feel deeply honored to be able to report that the lab has won its first federal grant, an R01 award from the NINDS titled “Elucidating interactions between behavior-generating circuits using functional and anatomical connectomics.” The work will be done in collaboration with Mark Ellisman and Bill Kristan at the University of California, San Diego. Within this project, two postdoc positions are now available.
Congratulations to Yusuke Tomina, who just won a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science!
Welcome Drew Lehmkuhl, our new graduate student!
Congratulations to Pieter Laurens, whose paper just got published in the Journal of Neuroscience! Click here to read the latest on stimulus integration in the local bend system.
The lab’s collaboration with the group of Victor Pikov at Huntington Memorial Hospital has resulted in a publication in the Journal of Neurophysiology.
Welcome Yusuke Tomina, our new postdoc, and Arun Muthusamy, our new graduate student!
Dan Hofmann, undergraduate researcher in the lab, has received a STEM fellowship to support his research this summer. Congratulations, Dan!
Cindy Harley’s latest paper, “Scanning Behavior in the Medicinal Leech Hirudo verbana” just got published in PLoS One. Congratulations, Cindy!